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VOL. 130 | NO. 171 | Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Memphis Mayoral Debate Participants Announced

The field is set for an upcoming televised Memphis mayoral debate scheduled for the eve of early voting.

More Lipscomb Accusers Begin to Come Forward

Shortly after Memphis Mayor A C Wharton ended a City Hall press conference Monday, Aug. 31, about a single allegation of sexual misconduct against Robert Lipscomb, Wharton and Memphis Police Department director Toney Armstrong began fielding calls from others who claimed sexual abuse by the ousted Housing and Community Development director.

Lipscomb Accuser Talked With Police In 2010

The man who claims he was sexually abused as a teenager by former city Housing and Community Development Director Robert Lipscomb first complained to Memphis police of the abuse five years ago.

Pinnacle Closes on Magna Bank Acquisition

Pinnacle Financial Partners has closed on its merger with Magna Bank, right on schedule.

Eating Well

After Overton Square exit, Raw Girls business is booming

Hannah and Amy Pickle’s Raw Girls food business is booming, with multiple projects in the works and a surge in demand for their Midtown food truck. But aside from a business boost, the healthy food-loving pair also happily finds themselves now confronted with a groundswell of community support.

Council Explores Retirees Return To Police Ranks

Memphis City Council members are exploring the idea of encouraging already retired police officers to get back in uniform as reserve officers to keep the police force from slipping under 2,000 officers.

Music & Heritage Festival Brings Region’s Culture to Life

Spend any amount of time with Judy Peiser at the Center for Southern Folklore and it’s easy to see she loves talking to people.

SPORTS

Redbirds Players Try For One Last Impression on Cardinals

In a Triple-A baseball clubhouse, Aug. 31 doesn’t just fade into Sept. 1 and a meaningless flip of the calendar. The first of September marks the expansion of big-league rosters, so if you’re a Memphis Redbird on the parent St. Louis Cardinals’ 40-man roster, you’re hopeful of getting called up.

Memphis Redbirds Paint AutoZone Park in Beale Street Blue

Wearing his signature No. 9, Tony Allen threw out the first pitch at the Memphis Redbirds’ Grit & Grind Night at AutoZone Park. Allen also signed autographs for fans.

NEWSMAKERS

Baker Donelson Adds Carletos-Drayton

Carmalita “CC” Carletos-Drayton has joined the Memphis office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC as a shareholder. Carletos-Drayton’s legal practice primarily focuses on environmental law, economic development, and government contracts.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Death of A Sales Team

Is the next generation of salespeople heading toward extinction?

Loss of Confidence or Loss Of Overconfidence?

As you already know, markets have gyrated wildly over the last eight trading days. While suspicions of crisis have developed, the market has behaved as if crisis were already upon us.

MEMPHIS AREA

Millington Police Chief Resigns Amid TBI Probe

MILLINGTON, Tenn. (AP) — Officials in Millington say the city's police chief has resigned amid an investigation into money that was reported missing from the police department's evidence room.

Former TV Judge Joe Brown Released From Jail

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Former television judge Joe Brown has been released from jail after serving a five-day jail sentence for contempt of court.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Tennessee Dems Introduce Bill to Allow Gun Ban at Sports, Music Venues

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two Democrats are introducing legislation to allow all firearms to be banned at major sports and music venues.

STATEWIDE

Nashville's Homicide Count Surpasses 2014 Total

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Following two recent shootings, Nashville's climbing criminal homicide count has surpassed last year's total.

REGIONAL

Arkansas Airports Get $8.5M in FAA Grants

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Members of Arkansas' congressional delegation have announced $8.5 million in Federal Aviation Administration grants to improve airports throughout the state.

TECHNOLOGY

Comcast Teeing Up New Services Targeted at Millennials

NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast, which became a TV powerhouse by signing up Generation Xers, baby boomers and their parents, now is fighting for millennial eyeballs.

Yahoo Chief Mayer Says She's Pregnant With Twins

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is pregnant with identical twins.

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PROPERTY SALES 103 297 12,923
MORTGAGES 108 330 16,800
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 20 3,310
BUILDING PERMITS 0 162 27,856
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